late bloom

late bloom

said of mature plants at the stage where the flowers have fallen off.
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Regardless, the Orion Nebula is a wondrous binocular sight, glowing like a pale, upturned rose in late bloom.
However, by the late bloom, a severe-enough moisture deficit stress had developed to impact most of the growth parameters.
If there was a refrain up and down the state it went something like this: cool spring, late bloom.
For late bloom, all you need do is pinch buds back in summer.
Cut back the foliage after flowering and the plant will regrow and produce late blooms.
It loses its leaves in winter but at this time of year makes a striking backdrop for late blooms and other grasses.
I am loathe to lift at present because of the mild air in the city I am still finding a few late blooms opening and worth cutting.
Cutting off flowers and soggy buds now means that if the weather perks up later in the summer you may find that flowering goes on longer, or you get a second flush of late blooms.
AS spring finally arrives across Wales and the grass has a growth surge among the late blooms of daffodils, many farmers are still suffering the after-effects of last month's harsh Arctic blizzard.